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Author Johnstone, Barbara,
Title Pittsburgh speech and Pittsburghese / Barbara Johnstone, Daniel Baumgardt, Maeve Eberhardt, Scott Kiesling.
Imprint Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, [2015]

Author Johnstone, Barbara,
Series Dialects of English [DOE] ; v. 11
Dialects of English DOE.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Americanisms -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Sociolinguistics -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Alt Name Baumgardt, Daniel,
Eberhardt, Maeve,
Kiesling, Scott F.,
Description 1 online resource (x, 112 pages, 113 unnumbered pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents Geography, demography, and culture -- Phonetics and phonology -- Morphology and syntax -- Lexis and discourse -- African American English in Pittsburgh -- History and trajectory.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-112) and index.
Note English.
Summary Linguists have sporadically noted peculiarities of pronunciation, lexis and morphosyntax in the speech of European Americans in the Pittsburgh area, and Pittsburgh speech, locally known as "Pittsburghese", has been a topic of discussion in the Pittsburgh area for decades. This variety has never before been systematically documented, however. The first and only scholarly book to describe Pittsburgh-area varieties of English, Pittsburgh Speech and Pittsburghese is an essential reference tool for anyone studying the dialect of the Pittsburgh area and the only textbook choice for anyone teaching about it.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781614511786 (electronic bk.)
1614511780 (electronic bk.)
9781614512325 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1614512329 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 945750486
Additional Format Print version: 9781614512325 1614512329 (DLC) 2015027104

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